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• I am diabetic since 5 years, for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

• I am diabetic since 5 years, for the last 5 years my fasting blood glucose in between 125-134 mg/dL and my blood sugar level two hours after eati?

No specific question: The fasting blood sugar results you are providing do indeed point to diabetes. Are you under the care of a physician and being treated for the diabetes? If you are on medication I would advise that you follow up with your physician to discuss your results. Heed the lifestyle advice that your doctor gives you, changing your diet and exercising will greatly affect you long term outcome. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

Caffeine could raise blood sugar in non diabetics as well?

No: Caffiene should not affect the blood sugar but the things people put in coffee or caffeinated beverages like sugar, cream and sugar substitutes can affect the blood sugar. Sugar substitute have been indicated recently in leading to weight gain and development of diabetes. ...Read more

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My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. Can it raise his blood sugar?

My partner is a diabetic and is taking amoxicillin. Can it raise his blood sugar?

Amoxyl and diabetes: Amoxicillin by itself is unlikely to raise blood glucose, however, the infection that the amoxcicillin was prescribed for can lead to instabilities in blood glucose. The blood glucose should be checked more frequently during this period and if its high contact your health care provider ...Read more

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I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

I don't have diabetes but sometimes after I eat my blood sugar still tends to stay low. How do I raise my blood sugar without eating?

Good beta cells: If your insulin-producing beta cells are working well, the Insulin gets squirted out very quickly with a meal and your glucose may not go up much at all. This is good. Congratulations. ...Read more

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I am a diabetic. If I use cornstarch, instead of powder, will I absorb that and raise my blood sugar due to the carbs in it??? I've asked several doct

I am a diabetic. If I use cornstarch, instead of powder, will I absorb that and raise my blood sugar due to the carbs in it??? I've asked several doct

No: Using corn starch on your skin will not affect your blood sugar.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Can exercise also raise blood sugar in diabetes?

Blood glucose: Exercise will lower the blood sugar in a diabetic, often for 12 hr or so after the exercise. ...Read more

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Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Does the chemo drug gemzar (gemcitabine) raise blood sugar in a diabetic?

Not known as such: Anything is possible, but this is not a common known side effect of gemzar/gemcitabine which has many side effects. You are taking this med, likely that you are on something else as well which may be the cause.
Also, when ill, sugar levels tend to rise as well.
Best is to consult your doc...
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar)

Sugar: 42 M: Is it true that 5 grams of table sugar will not raise your blood glucose level? (Assuming nothing else consumed with it--just the 5 g of sugar) ANS: This will depend on how large you are but not likely to increase BS. Easy to test in you. Let us know. ...Read more

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Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking. I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

Does quitting smoking raise blood sugar? It has mine. Is this typical? I ouit smoking. I am diabetic and now my blood sugar has gone up. Are these related?

It certainly could.: A person can gain weight or raise their blood sugar after quitting smoking in two ways, both of which can be avoided.
1. Not breaking the hand to mouth habit of smoking, but replacing the cigarette with food.
2. Not reducing your calorie intake, as the body's metabolism slows down by as much as 10% upon removal of the nicotine stimulation. ...Read more

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Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Not diabetic. Checked blood in morning. Ranges are 78-90. Is it normal for my blood sugar reading to not raise very much? Sometimes goes down right after a meal. Will it keep going down? Or balance.

Normal: That is normal remember the accuracy of most home blood glucose machines is 20 points plus or minus so a reading of 80 could be 100 or 60 and still be statistically the same. ...Read more

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I was especially emotionally stressed when the doctor checked my blood glucose level (am non-diabetic). Did stress help to raise blood glucose level?

I was especially emotionally stressed when the doctor checked my blood glucose level (am non-diabetic). Did stress help to raise blood glucose level?

Of course: stress definitely will raise blood sugar, and can raise blood pressure.
that is why one reading does not make anybody diabetic, there is a series of test that will confirmed if there is diabetes involved or not. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

What is the cause of low blood sugar in diabetics?

Several: The inherently elevated Insulin levels of Insulin resistance may promote a reactive hypoglycemia following a high carb snack or meal, particularly if devoid of significant protein. Otherwise, treatment with Insulin and oral medication like sulfonylurea receptor agents are known for causing hypoglycemia also by increasing Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Can bowel movements drop the blood sugar in diabetics?

Can bowel movements drop the blood sugar in diabetics?

No.: Rarely, in the case of shortening of the bowel due to surgery or weight loss surgery, there can be a reactive drop in blood sugar levels that can occur around the same time as a bowel movement, but the bowel movement does not cause the drop in glucose levels. ...Read more

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Is 6.6 blood sugar a diabetic?

Is 6.6 blood sugar a diabetic?

Diabetes diagnosis: The Hemoglobin A1C test (HbA1c) is a measurement that captures your average glucose over the past 3 months. There is no official "set point" for diagnosis of diabetes using HbA1c as it is usually used by the doctor together with other tests, however generally those with HbA1c of 6.5% or higher are at a higher risk of diabetes-related complications such as diabetic retinopathy. ...Read more

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Could you lower blood sugar for non diabetics?

Sure: With "pre-diabetes" a healthy lifestyle change affecting weight, diet, exercise, and sleep could prevent abnormally high blood sugars from progressing to diabetes. ...Read more

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Should non-diabetics really be concerned about their blood sugar?

Should non-diabetics really be concerned about their blood sugar?

Yes: At some point, all patients with diabetes had normal blood sugars prior to getting diabetes. If you're blood sugars are >99 mg/dl fasting or >139 mg/dl 2 hours following a meal, then such abnormalities may imply that you have pre-diabetes or even diabetes depending on how high your blood sugars might be. Even low blood sugars, < 65 mg/dl, may be a risk factor for diabetes. ...Read more

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Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Diabetics control of blood sugar differs from athletes vs non-athletes?

Not really: Control means keeping the blood sugar normal. Athletes burn more calories and may be able to eat more and use less medication. ...Read more

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My blood sugar fasting is135 am I diabetic?

My blood sugar fasting is135 am I diabetic?

Maybe: You need two positive tests to give you a diagnosis. A fasting blood sugar over 126 is one positive test. You need another one to confirm, either repeat another fasting blood sugar (through blood draw), or measure a hba1c which is a blood test that does not require fasting, or do an oral glucose tolerance test which is more cumbersome and is more time consuming. ...Read more

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Will diabetics have low or high blood sugar?

Will diabetics have low or high blood sugar?

Naturally high!: Diabetics, both 1 and 2, have a lack of insulin. It is absolute in type 1-dm, and relative in type 2-dm. Nonetheless, both run high sugars without meds. ...Read more

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What blood sugar results in a diabetic coma?

Variable: Each patient is different but this typically occurs at blood sugars greater than 500 mg/dl. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar levels for diabetics?

What is the normal blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Diabetic: How long have you had diabetes.
If it was recent in years you would be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
The goal of type 2 diabetes is to get your blood sugar under control and gradually get rid of it once your diabetes has gonE ...Read more

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Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

Is having high blood sugar levels a sign of diabetes?

High blood sugars: Are = diabetes:

fasting sugar 100-125 is pre-diabetes and > 2-hrs after eating 140-199 is
prediabetes.

Fasting 126 and higher and > 2 hours after eating 200 and greater is diabetes. ...Read more

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